The energy Ministry predicts the growth of energy consumption for the year is 1.7%

© RIA Novosti / Alexander Wolfparade in fotomancer energy of the Russian Federation Alexander Novak at a meeting in the office of the company JSC Russian grids for the development of the power sectorThe energy Ministry predicts the growth of energy consumption for the year is 1.7%© RIA Novosti / Alexander Wolfparade the image Bank

The Ministry of energy forecasts energy consumption growth by year-end 2017 1.7%, said the head of the Ministry Alexander Novak at the meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the development of the power sector.

«We see that and in 2016, and in 2017 is the growth of consumption. 1.7% this year we expect to increase», — he said.

According to the «System operator UES» (Manager of the power system) electricity consumption in Russia in 2016 increased by 1.7% compared to 2015 year and amounted to 1.054 trillion kWh.h.

In UES of Russia energy consumption by the end of 2016 was $ 1.026 trillion kW.h, which is 1.8% more than in 2015. Excluding the impact of the additional leap year day electricity consumption in the UES of Russia and Russia as a whole increased by 1.5% and 1.4%, respectively.

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